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Bike ride benefits local non-profit

The Harvest Century bike ride is slated to return to Hillsboro once again this fall.

The 11th annual event is slated for Sunday, Sept. 29 and will start and finish at the Civic Center in downtown Hillsboro. The ride serves as a fundraiser for Community Vision, a nonprofit that helps individuals with developmental disabilities with housing, employment, supported living and homeownership support.

Ride participants may choose from routes of 100, 75, 45 and 3 miles. The free 3-mile route is family-friendly, so it is open to bicycles, tricycles, wheelchairs and to those who prefer to walk. The other courses will take participants on roads throughout Washington and Yamhill Counties, including a stop at the Montinore Estate vineyard in Forest Grove for $5 wine tasting. On the longest route, cyclists will also pass through or along the communities of Newberg, Canby, Wilsonville and Sherwood, as well as northwest of Hillsboro.

Courses open at 7 a.m. for the two longest distances, 9 a.m. for the 45-mile ride, and 2:30 p.m. for the family route. The two longer routes include a lunch stop, and all participants may take part in a post-ride barbecue. Meal tickets must be purchased by family route participants.

Registration is available online until the day before the ride. Event-day registration will be available on site. Cost is $55 through Sept. 28, $65 on ride day. For more information, go to harvestcentury.org.

Liberty will host

running event

A new family-friendly road running event is coming to town next month. The Race for the Arts is slated for Saturday, Sept. 14 and will be based out of Liberty High School.

Races include a 10-kilometer run, a 5K run/walk, and a 1K kids dash. The 10K run will begin at 9 a.m., followed by the 5K 20 minutes later and the kids race at 10:15. Courses will take participants on roads near the Liberty campus. Strollers are allowed at the back of the fields, but dogs are not permitted.

Advance registration is $30 for the 5K, $35 for the 10K. Fee increases by $10 for day-of-race registration. Fee for the kids run is $10. Registration includes a race T-shirt, goodie bag and post-race food.

Proceeds from Race for the Arts will go to the in-school arts programs of Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington, an organization that provides educational arts performances, residencies and workshops for area students.

Online registration and more information are available at ya-or.org/run-for-the-arts/road-race.

Bend race comes to Hagg Lake

Happy Girls is coming to Washington County. A popular spring women’s running event in Bend, the brand is branching out and will stage the first Happy Girls Run Forest Grove at Hagg Lake Park next month.

The event, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 22, includes a half marathon and 5- and 10-kilometer races.The Happy Little Kids Run is for kids ages 3 to 10 and consists of age-appropriate distances. The first race of the day begins at 9 a.m.

The race is capped at 500 participants. Except for the kids run, the registration fee is $40 to $100, depending on the race distance. Fee for the kids race is $10.

Registration and more information are available at happygirlsrun.com/forest grove.



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